2020 has been a memorable year for London Stock Exchange’s Sustainable Bond Market (SBM).
Already home to the first certified green bonds out of China, India, and the Middle East, and to the first sovereign green bonds from Asia Pacific and the Americas, SBM welcomed 39 bonds rais
London’s capital markets ecosystem showed its mettle during the pandemic. Public markets quickly supported businesses and institutions in raising funds to shore up balance sheets and continue to fund growth and innovation.445 businesses returning to the market raising £40.8bn in follow-on capital (67% more than in 2019). Over £73bn was raised through COVID-19 response b
Emerging Europe and Central Asian issuers have been active in 2020, as we’ve seen a flurry of first-time issuers and local currency bonds from the region come to our markets.
Hungary was one of the first sovereigns from the region to list its bonds in London this year, raising €2 billion at the end of April, shortly followed by its debut green bond in June 2020 on London Stock
Tom Williams, Head of Energy & Infrastructure and Partner at Downing LLP gives his views on the launch of its newest fund, Downing Renewable & Infrastructure Trust (DORE). The fund is the latest London-listing to receive the Green Economy Mark on admission, which is given to companies and funds with 50% + revenues derive
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Highlights include:The listing of Kenya’s first Green Kenyan Shilling bond issued by Acorn Holdings, attended by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ghana Stock Exchange & LSEG, attended by H.E. President Nana Akufo-Addo International Bank for Reconstruction & Development’s first Rwandan Franc bond, attended by Jingdong Hua, Vice
We are pleased to share London Stock Exchange's quarterly Debt Capital Markets (DCM) update for Q4 and the year 2019, and a look at what lies ahead in 2020.
The update provides a review of global DCM activity, as well as key product developments and deal highlights from London Stock Exchange's markets.
Sitting at the heart of the world’s most international financial market, London Stock Exchange has always played a central role in attracting ambitious companies from around the world with globally-minded investors. Key to that role is a continual effort to raise awareness of the unrivalled investor base that exists in London seeking exposure to international companies. Similarly, we work to
2019 saw the launch of a number of new initiatives at London Stock ExchangeWe were proud to launch Shanghai London Stock Connect, bringing together one the world’s largest domestic capital markets with one of the world’s leading international markets. We strengthened London’s standing as a global hub for
London is a global hub for sustainable finance. The depth and breadth of our markets provide access to the deepest pool of capital, helping companies to lead the transition to a sustainable and low-carbon economy. Look at our campaign to find out about the Green Economy Mark for issuers and the Sustainable Bond Market. Access our ESG disclosure assessment tool and download our free
On 22 November, London Stock Exchange hosted its invitation-only IPO Forum for more than 100 CEOs and CFOs of private companies, where they were able to hear from institutional investors, professional advisers and companies that have been through the IPO process. This short report captures the key themes of the discussion, with important considerations for any company planning an IPO now or in
This year, four of the largest five Middle East and African IPOs have listed solely in London. The flotations of Network International, Airtel Africa, Finablr and Helios Towers highlights London Stock Exchange’s position as the world’s leading cross-border IPO destination.
Throughout the year, the London Stock Exchange team has been discussing growth aspirations with management teams
Six of the top 10 IPOs in London in 2019 have been from international issuers. Over the past 12 months, we have seen listings from the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler Coca-Cola European Partners, the world’s leading uranium producer Kazatomprom, and Slovenian bank NLB. This year, we are proud to have been able to support small and medium sized businesses such a Kazakh vanadium producer Ferro
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) welcomed the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China for the listing of China’s Euro-denominated bonds in London. This is the first euro deal issued by China in 15 years and the second Chinese sovereign bond to list in London. The issuance received strong demand from international investors, including from the UK and Europe, and has set an
This year, six of the top 10 IPOS in London have been from international issuers, including four from the Middle East & Africa. This highlights London Stock Exchange’s position as the world’s leading cross-border IPO destination. Throughout the year, the London Stock Exchange team has been discussing growth aspirations with international management teams operating around the world; how an
On 11 October, London Stock Exchange announced the launch of its expanded Sustainable Bond Market (SBM), building upon the success of its existing green bond segments launched in 2015.
The SBM introduces new dedicated segments for social and sustainability bonds, in addition to the existing
London Stock Exchange welcomed Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s third sovereign bond transaction, raising $10bn in three tranches in the largest sovereign transaction on London’s markets in 2019. The deal follows successful issuances from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2016 and 2017. The bond attracted orders of more than $25bn from more than 650 accounts, helping
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London Stock Exchange plc welcomed the 100th bond admitted to its International Security Market (ISM) on 1 August 2019, with ICBC’s £600 million sterling bond.
Since its launch, ISM has admitted bonds from 42 issuers located in 16 countries across 6 continents and has raised £26.5 billion in 13
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), acting through its London branch, successfully issued a three-year GBP 600m bond on London Stock Exchange’s International Securities Market. The issuance is the first ever GBP- denominated public bond offering by a Chinese bank – an important milestone for the sterling bond market and Asian issuers.